Porsche 718 Cayman At Porsche Downtown Chicago

The new Porsche 718 Cayman, available at Porsche Downtown Chicago, is for some, the entry point into one of the most celebrated names in sports cars available on the road today. On the other hand, it has been said the 718 Cayman is the best-balanced Porsche on the road today. Inexpensive, it isn't, but what you get is so inviting that you will never want to leave. With the push of a button, the 718 Cayman will put a smile on your face that's nearly impossible to wipe off.

The Porsche 718 Cayman is not an entry-level vehicle by any stretch. There is so much to know about this legendary sports coupe that it could take days to do a deep-dive into what makes the Cayman tick. We don't have days, so let's get to it. For more information, please get in touch with the Porsche specialists at Porsche Downtown Chicago, who can walk you through this amazing sports car.

What Is The Porsche 718 Cayman?

The Porsche 718 Cayman was introduced in 1996. The 2021 model is part of the fourth generation of this design. It is more evolutionary in nature than a total remake of the mid-engine two-seat sports coupe that is a mash-up between the second and third-generation Boxster Roadster and a Porsche 911.

The Porsche 718 is a stylized version of the name Caiman, which is a member of the alligator family. A brief aside: Porsche sued the popular rubber shoe company, Crocs after they tried to name a line of shoes using the Cayman name. That didn't go too well, with Crocs ending up on the receiving end of a court injunction preventing them from following through with their plan of selling Cayman shoes in Germany.

718 Cayman Technical Specs


Design & cylinders - Turbocharged boxer 4

Displacement - 1,988 cc

Max Power - 300 hp

Max torque - 280 lb-ft


Top track speed - 170 mph

0-60 mph (Manual) - 4.9 s

0-60 mph (PDK Automatic) - 4.7 s

Body & Dimensions

Length - 172.4 in

Width w/ mirrors folded - 70.9 in

Width - 78.5 in

Height - 51.0 in

Wheelbase - 97.4 in

Curb weight (Manual) - 3,034 lb

Curb weight (PDK Automatic) - 3,095 lb

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Porsche Downtown Chicago

570 W Monroe St
Directions Chicago, IL 60661

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Porsche 718 Cayman Outline

718 Cayman Performance

718 Cayman Performance

What powers the new Porsche 718 Cayman?

As with the Porsche 718 Boxster, there are four engine choices for the new Porsche 718 Cayman. Buyers may start with a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine producing 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque for the 718 Cayman and Cayman T. A more robust 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four engine making 350 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque powers the more potent 718 Cayman S.

Six-cylinder fans can take advantage of a pair of naturally-aspirated flat-6 engines, including a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder producing 394 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque in the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and the 4.0-liter 6-cylinder making 414 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque as seen in the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4.

A six-speed manual gearbox is a standard offering throughout the range. But for those who love the latest in technology, Porsche's ultra-trick PDK double-clutch automatic transmission is an option that changes gears faster than possible with a driver's deft touch.

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How Does the Porsche 718 Cayman Look?

If you squint from a distance, the Porsche 718 Cayman takes on the profile of its bigger brother, the Porsche 911. The Cayman, like the Boxster, features a long nose and short tail, with perfect proportions that lend themselves to a well-balanced sports coupe. The Cayman is constructed and optimized for 18- to 20-inch wheels and tires. The Cayman's body utilizes various scoops and intakes that are cleverly incorporated functionally to assist with cooling the turbo-assisted or larger naturally-aspirated engines.

Suspensions are adapted to the version of Porsche Cayman you select. Typically, the higher the vehicle's performance, the lower the Cayman's ride height.
Silver 718 Cayman Exterior Design

718 Cayman Interior

718 Cayman Interior Design

And What About The Cockpit?

The interior of the Porsche 718 Cayman fits like a finely-styled leather glove. It can accommodate many drivers, even if they happen to measure up to or exceed six feet tall. While the Cayman, and all Porsche vehicles, are predominately luxury-performance vehicles, we find its interior is more purpose-built than other vehicles in this segment.

Since its early days, Porsche has been known for its 5-gauge instrument panel. The Cayman includes only three, but they are the important ones! The 718 Cayman includes a lefthand-mounted starter button derivative of the starter button that appeared in the same location on all Porsche race cars. The theory was that as the drivers ran across the track and jumped inside their race cars, the Porsche drivers would be able to hop in while at the same time hitting the lefthand starter switch. This way, the engine would already be fired while the other drivers were just getting oriented inside their cockpits. This piece of racing heritage remains in Porsche cabins to this day.

Sport-designed bucket seats, available in various styles and colors, provide lasting comfort and support suitable for track day hops or cross-country motoring. A six-speaker audio system is standard, while an 821-watt Burmester 12-speaker surround-sound system fills the cabin with just a little more audio excitement. Apple CarPlay is an available option in the Cayman.

718 Cayman Options

718 Cayman The Way You Want It

Porsche does not require 718 Cayman owners to buy needless packages to get a particular feature or accessory. Buyers can order "ala carte" as well. For instance, a buyer can select the Porsche PDK transmission instead of the manual gearbox. The Porsche Torque Vectoring system and Porsche's Active Suspension Management system (PASM) are also available, as is the Sport Chrono package. Discuss this with your Porsche Cars sales associate, though, as there may be added savings by purchasing a higher-performance version of the car.

Safety On Board

Safety features are loaded throughout your new Porsche 718 Cayman. Start with electronic stability controls, eight airbags and other safety assists like lane departure warning for a formidable response to road conditions as they may present themselves.

Instead of a full-size spare tire, the Cayman includes an air compressor and tire-sealing compound to help out in a jam. Additionally, Porsche owners receive four years or 50,000 miles of complimentary roadside assistance. When it is time to service your Porsche, you can conveniently bring it in to our service center and rest easy knowing your Porsche is receiving the best possible care.
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Shop The 718 Cayman Sports Car

With the Porsche 718 Cayman, the sky's the limit. As a vehicular artist, it is up to you to determine how mild or wild your Cayman will be. Its base price is a great starting place for this high-performance blank canvas. Stop in at Porsche Downtown Chicago located at 570 W Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60661 or give us a call at 312-535-6827 for more information today.
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